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Agenda

University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
Date: Wednesday, May 10
Time: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Download a print version of The Future of Community Mental Health and Wellness Agenda.

Opening

8 to 9 a.m. 

Registration and continental breakfast

9 to 9:30 a.m.

Introduction and opening 

Moderator: Dr. Douglas Holdway, Interim Vice-President Research, Innovation and International, UOIT

Speaker: Tim McTiernan, PhD, President and Vice-Chancellor, UOIT

Forum one: Mental health of vulnerable populations

9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Moderator: Dr. Wendy Stanyon, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, UOIT

Speakers: 

  • Jennine Agnew-Kata, Executive Director, Literacy Network of Durham
  • Daniel Desjardins, Captain, Military Faculty, Royal Military College
  • Inspector Bruce Townley, Inspector of Community Safety, Durham Regional Police Services

10:30 to 11 a.m.

Network break: Mindful yoga

Forum two: Occupational health and well-being

11 a.m. to noon

Moderator: Dr. Bernadette Murphy, Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, UOIT 

Speakers: 

  • Dr. R. Nicholas Carleton, Professor of Psychology at the University of Regina, Scientific Director of the Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment 
  • Dr. Pierre Côté, Canada Research Chair in Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, and Lead for UOIT's Student Mental Health Awareness Research Team (U-SMART)
  • Dr. Cindy Malachowski, Occupational therapist and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP)

Keynote speech and lunch

Noon to 1:30 p.m. 

Introductions and remarks: Tim McTiernan, PhD, President and Vice-Chancellor, UOIT 

Keynote speaker: Lieutenant-General the Honourable Roméo A. Dallaire 

Forum three: Physical activity and healthy communities

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Moderators: Dr. Shilpa Dogra and Dr. Caroline Barakat-Haddad, Assistant Professors, Faculty of Health Sciences, UOIT 

Speakers: 

  • Dr. Catherine Sabiston, Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity and Mental Health, and Professor, University of Toronto 

  • Dr. Melanie Stuckey, Research Department, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

  • Tara Zupancic, Founder and Director, Habitus Research

2:30 to 3 p.m.

Network break: Mindful yoga

Forum four: Health technology and quantifying health 

3 to 4 p.m.

Moderator: Dr. Carolyn McGregor, Canada Research Chair in Health Informatics, and Professor, Faculty of Business and Information Technology, UOIT

Speakers: 

  • Bridgette Atkins, Educational Developer, UOIT 
  • Paul McGary, Director of Mental Health, Lakeridge Health (with expertise on the Big White Wall project)
  • Dr. Diana Petrarca, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, UOIT 
  • Dr. Michael Williams-Bell, Professor, Durham College and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, UOIT 

Closing

4 to 4:30 p.m.

Introductions and remarks: Dr. Douglas Holdway, Interim Vice-President Research, Innovation and International, UOIT 

Keynote speaker: Neil Pasricha, Author 

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Reception


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